What, with all the news of Paul Feig‘s (Bridesmaids) Ghostbusters reboot, the planned Ghostbusters Spin-off starring Channing Tatum, Chris Pratt and a potential Ryan Gosling, and also the recent announcement that David Lynch’s Twin Peaks returning in Summer 2016 on Showtime, here’s another one been plucked straight out of the 80s nostalgia-vault for you. After nearly 27 years since Tim Burton directed Michael Keaton in the classic Oscar winning (Best Make-up) movie Beetlejuice, and after the long-gestating rumors that have been circulating the past few years of a sequel, Burton has confirmed that they are now closer than ever.
It makes sense that the two get back together, as it has been a long time coming, and it was starting to become really hard to buy into Tim Burton‘s movies with the constant re-casting of his pal Johnny Depp. Furthermore, it’s actually rather surprising that this pairing hasn’t come sooner – as Burton and Keaton’s collaborative efforts have all been stellar. But, seeing as Keaton has been busy this year and back in the limelight starring in high-profile fare including Robocop, Need For Speed, and also his potential oscar winning turn in Alejandro Inarritu‘s Birdman, the timing has never been better.
ComingSoon.net spoke with director Tim Burton as he has been on the promo circuit promoting his upcoming movie Big Eyes, and one of the questions that was put to Burton was whether he had seen Birdman or not… turns out it is the latter (shock, horror).
Below is Tim Burton’s response about teaming up with “The Keatonator,” and the he talks about missing the the devious, obnoxious Betelgeuse. Here is his response:
“It’s a character that I love and I miss and I miss actually working with Michael. There’s only one Betelgeuse. We’re working on a script and I think it’s probably closer than ever and I’d love to work with him again.”
Tim Burton has lost his way lately with the failure of the mediocre and pointless remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Depp had nothing on Gene Wilder’s portrayal as Willy Wonka), the forgetable Alice in Wonderland, and the god-awful Dark Shadows; with the root of the problem lying in the predictability of the cast, due to Depp’s semi-caricaturable performances as of late. Burton needs to get back in the game with some fresh faces – which he seems to have done with his new film Big Eyes; and ultimately Burton needs to re-team with Keaton. End of discussion.
Below is a clip from Tim Burton’s upcoming film Big Eyes, which is due out on the 25th of December and stars an impressive cast – with no Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham-Carter (it seems like Burton has already taken the initiative on the casting front…)
Via – ComingSoon.net